Friday, March 26, 2010

California Neighborhood Suing Merck for Pollution

March 25, 2010 - In a case with undertones of "Erin Brokovich," some of the more than 2,000 people from the Beachwood neighborhood, who have been battling sickness and ill health, will soon witness the first phase of a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.

The lawsuit alleges that a subsidiary of Merck polluted groundwater and soil in the area for years and caused sickness and death in the area. Merck strongly denies the allegations. A federal court will soon decide which of the more than 2,000 plaintiffs will act as representatives in the first phase of the lawsuit against the $100 billion-plus company, as well as a group of other defendants.


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